Disasters/Relief

Bookselling This Week logo
18 Mar

ABA’s COVID-19 Toolkit for Independent Booksellers

As the COVID-19 outbreak begins to have a significant impact on small businesses, the American Booksellers Association is committed to providing as many resources as possible to independent bookseller members.

Read More
18 Mar

Sales Surge on IndieCommerce Sites as Readers Practice Social Distancing

The number of people purchasing books online from independent bookstores is increasing daily at an unprecedented pace, according to the IndieCommerce team. 

Read More
18 Mar

Tips for Managing Cash Flow in a Crisis

As independent booksellers navigate the COVID-19 crisis, here are some ideas for managing cash flow in a time when sales — whether in-person or online — may be inconsistent.

Read More
18 Mar

Binc Prepares for COVID-19 Assistance to Booksellers and Comic Retailers

The American Booksellers Association announced it would donate $100,000 to Binc, which is experiencing the highest number of requests for financial assistance in its history.

Read More
18 Mar

Publishers, Wholesalers, Vendors Offer Support for Booksellers

As independent booksellers weather the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, industry partners are working with ABA to offer stores grace periods, extended dating, additional discounts, and more.

Read More
18 Mar
Calculator and notepad

Fiscal Relief Initiatives for Small Businesses During COVID-19 Outbreak

Fiscal relief policy focused on business and individuals impacted by COVID-19 is extremely fluid right now; as such, ABA’s advocacy team will continue to share developments as they happen.

Read More
18 Mar

Indie Bookstores Pivot to Boost Business During COVID-19 Outbreak

Stores are promoting online orders and offering low-cost or free shipping, in addition to curbside pickup. 

Read More
11 Mar

Last Call for Binc Higher Education Scholarship Applications

Today is the final day to apply for the scholarship program, which supports booksellers and comic retailers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals. 

Read More
04 Mar
American Booksellers Association logo

The American Booksellers Association Addresses Coronavirus Concerns

Here, ABA shares updates about upcoming industry events and provides a number of resources for booksellers who are looking to prepare their businesses for the potential effects of coronavirus.

Read More
24 Feb

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: “The Unplanned Funeral”

The ninth volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for help with funeral expenses.

Read More
24 Feb

Binc Higher Education Scholarship Application Process Underway

The 2020 scholarship program supports booksellers and comic retailers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals. 

Read More
12 Feb

Applications Due March 11 for Binc Higher Education Scholarship

The 2020 scholarship program supports booksellers and comic retailers’ dependents, spouses, and partners in pursuing their higher education goals. 

Read More
04 Feb

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: “A Slow-Building Medical Emergency”

The eighth volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured a bookseller who reached out to Binc for help with mounting medical expenses.

Read More
25 Nov

Binc Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign

In partnership with Penguin Random House, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation is kicking off its annual year-end fundraising campaign on November 30, Small Business Saturday.

Read More

Pages

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

Contact

PRESS CONTACT: Dan Cullen (dan@bookweb.org)

MEMBER and MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES: info@bookweb.org

INDIECOMMERCE: staff@bookweb.org

ALL OTHER INQUIRIES: info@BookWeb.org

 

 

Copyright 2019 American Booksellers Association. BookWeb is a registered trademark of ABA.
Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Accessibility Statement